Kings, Capitals, Wild win

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. >> Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings bounced back from a pair of series-opening losses at home to beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 3 in the first round Monday night.

Anze Kopitar added a power-play goal, Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and Los Angeles killed two third-period penalties to cut San Jose's lead in the series to 2-1.

Game 4 is Wednesday night in San Jose.

Joe Thornton scored 30 seconds into the game for the Sharks, but San Jose couldn't get anything else by Quick as their regular season pattern of road dominance and home struggles extended to the playoffs. Martin Jones made 22 saves.

CAPITALS 6, FLYERS 1

Alex Ovechkin scored twice, Braden Holtby had 31 saves and Washington moved one game closer to a sweep in its first-round playoff series with a win over Philadelphia in front of the Flyers' disgruntled fans.

The Capitals lead a series 3-0 for the first time in franchise history. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

The Flyers lost in their first home game since founder Ed Snider's death last week. Michael Raffl scored 57 seconds into the game and sent a crowd already rocking after an emotional pregame tribute into a frenzy.

The fans turned in the third period, throwing wristbands used as part of a pregame lights show onto the ice and earning a delay of game penalty. Flyers public address announcer Lou Nolan urged fans to "show some class," and then added "way to go" when the fans earned the penalty.

WILD 5, STARS 3

Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist and Minnesota roared back from an early two-goal deficit to slice Dallas' lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals to 2-1.

Chris Porter put the Wild on the board in the final minute of the first period, their first even-strength goal of the series. Erik Haula added a goal and an assist, Mikko Koivu scored on a power play in the third period and the Wild stopped a seven-game losing streak that started on March 31.

Patrick Sharp scored 26 seconds into the game and again less than 4 minutes later for the Stars, but the Wild controlled the action after that and finished with a 25-17 shots-on-goal advantage.

Game 4 is in Minnesota on Wednesday night, and Game 5 will be back in Dallas on Friday night.


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